Columns

Sanusi the Radical, Sanusi the Emir, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kano is an important State in Nigeria and God has given the State a radical Emir who has the intellectual skills, princely training, religious knowledge and cosmopolitanism to provide progressive leadership. Since he ascended the throne, he has been a father to all, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.…
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Opinion

Of Aristocratic Rebels and the Tyranny of Tradition, By Chris Ngwodo

If traditional rulers are not expected to draw attention to inconvenient facts, as the Emir of Kano has done, and are meant to simply carry on in cloistered indifference to pervasive social dysfunction, then why do they exist at all? If traditional rulers cannot speak truth, and are meant to…
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Opinion

Leadership and Challenges of National Unity In Nigeria, By Nuhu Ribadu

It is therefore right to say that what the country needs is honest and modern leadership that would be a rallying point for citizens, one that can tame the consuming tides of corruption and evolve creative solutions to our myriad of problems. It is my belief that firm and sincere…
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Opinion

Hadiza Bala-Usman and the Nigerian Mentality, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

Hadiza should see the criticism trailing her appointment as a shot in the arm to prove her critics wrong, by surpassing everyone’s expectations at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The organisation as it is today is in dire need of Her appointment among the otherwise many qualified persons is a…
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Opinion

The Hadiza Bala Usman They Don’t Know, By Uba Sani

In placing the young but extremely energetic and innovative Hadiza Bala Usman at the helm of the Nigerian Ports Authority, President Muhammadu Buhari abundantly underscored the direction of the new Nigeria: a nation where mediocrity will no longer find space; a nation where the energy of young, educated, talented, patriotic…
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Guest Columns

Bala Usman’s Enduring Relevance to Nigeria’s Economic Liberation, By Bola Tinubu

It has been a decade since the great teacher, researcher, thinker, writer, polemicist, nationalist and pan-Africanist left us to enter into eternity on September 24, 2005.  Yet, the light of his incandescent life continues to shine brightly, showing present and future generations the path to personal and national greatness. This…
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